Wow it really works!!
Friday, September 05, 2008
So my problem has been undereating. I have a chronic problem with undereating and I am ready to change that. I was called out by some of my Goonie team mates on my problem. I with out realizing had admitted to being scared of eating. I know it sounds crazy because the norm for most people who are over weight is overeating. I had been to a doctor about my weight but it was as if he didn't even listen to what I said he only saw what the scale said. He told me to buy the sugar busters book and told me that if I would just cut down on my sugar intake and eat less I could probably lose weight. Obviously he didn't ask me questions about my diet or even really care. So no big suprise that I had been confused as to why I couldn't lose weight. I was an exercising fool who was literally starving. I have been exercising for nearly 2 years regiliously (4 times a week) and was not losing any weight! Can you say frustration? Last week I had several Goonie members come to my aid. They rushed to help me. They knew I had a problem and if I they didn't open my eyes to it I would be in big trouble. That day when working out I felt like my body was struggling to move, I felt exhausted and irritated and wanted to give up. I had all these things I was told by fellow Goonies running through my head. At that very moment I realized my body was starving for fuel. I was sluggish; very similar to the way my car feels when it needs gas or oil. I know thats funny but it's true. When I got home I journaled and developed a daily plan.
I am happy to say that I have comitted to eating with in my calorie range for the month of September. I have been successful all week and feeling proud. I weighed myself sometime mid August and was upset becuase I had gained 2 pounds. I weighed myself yesterday and those 2 pounds are gone. Who would have thought that eating could help you lose weight. Wow what a concept. I don't have to be hungry or starving and exercising like crazy to lose weight. I actually get to eat and feel satisfied and exercise and feel good. Feel good inside as well as on the outside. I have noticed a difference in my attitude also. I am not as irritable. I am loving my choice to take care of me! I know that with determination and some help from Goonie friends I can stay on track and I can lose some pounds along the way. Thank you to everyone who offered encouragement, advise, articles and menu suggestions.